December 5, 2022

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The Philippine Statistics Authority here reported it has registered more than 14,000 or 41.32 percent of its 34,020 target registrants under the first step of the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys as of Feb. 22.
PSA-Kalinga Head Maribel Dalayday said the nine data collectors have registered 14,069 in 10 of the 24 assisted barangays in the province.  
She said onsite registration were completed in barangays Cabaritan, Tuga, and Nambucayan of Tabuk City; Upper Uma and Tanglag in Lubuagan; Pangol and Lay-asan in Tanudan; and in Old Tinglayan, Basao, Belong, and Dananao in Tinglayan.
Registration is ongoing in barangays Guilayon, Cudal, Gobgob, and Calaccad, Taga, Liwan West, Tulgao, Buaya, Colayo, Malucsad, Bagtayan, Maling, and Talalang.
Dalayday said the 24 barangays classified with high poverty incidence were placed under the assisted PhilSys registration until March 31. 
The PhilSys aims to establish a single national identification system for all citizens and resident aliens of the Philippines to improve efficiency, promote ease of doing business, reduce corruption, and curtail bureaucratic red tape, among other purposes.
PSA-Kalinga is also conducting the quarterly labor force survey to see the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on daily wage earners.  
“But instead of conducting it quarterly, it is done monthly on orders of Department of Labor and Employment Sec. Silvestre Bello to keep track on the plights of laborers,” Dalayday said.
She said another survey being carried out is the commercial structure-based survey to get the inventory on stock of palay and corn on 37 sample establishments in the province. – Peter A. Balocnit